While there are super-talented stars who are making the rounds in Hollywood, there are also a few lesser-known but prominent ones. Amongst them is Larenz Tate who has been active in the industry for over two decades. He has starred in several blockbuster movies including the 1990 series titled Family Matters. Learn more about his bio, age, net worth, brother, wife, and kids below.
Who is Larenz Tate?
Larenz Tate is a brilliant American actor, best known for his roles in movies and television series including Dead Presidents, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Rescue Me and Family Matters just to mention a few. He has garnered much fame following his excellent acting prowess. He is also happily married to Tomasina Parrott and they both have three kids.
Larenz Tate Age, Bio
Tate was born in Chicago Illinois on September 8, 1975. He was raised by middle-class parents – Larry and Peggy Tate – along with his two older brothers. Tate and his brothers were enrolled for acting courses at Inner City Cultural Centre. While they didn’t take their classes seriously, their childhood friend, Jamal Warner became famous following his appearance on The Cosby Show. This served as a motivation for the brothers who later started getting minor roles in movies. Larenz graduated from Palmdale High School in 1993.
Larenz Tate made his film debut when he appeared in the 1985 movie titled The New Twilight Zone. Later on, he featured in 21 Jump Street as well as The Wonder Years. He also got his first major role in the family comedy series titled Family Matters in 1989; after which he played the role of Curtis Royal in the Eddie Murphy‘s The Royal Family. The CBS series which included other stars such as Della Reese and Naya Rivera abruptly came to an end in May 1992 following the death of the main characters Redd Foxx.
Larenz outstanding performances made way for him earn bigger roles in the future. He starred in the 1992 Albert and Allen Hughes movie titled Menace II Society as well as South Central and The Inkwell. In 1995, he appeared in Dead Presidents and in 1997 he was a cast in the romantic drama titled Love Jones. Larenz went on to star opposite Laurence Fishburne in Biker Boyz, after which he followed it up with A Man Apart the same year. His other movies include Crash, Ray, Waist Deep, 187 Ride or Die, Girls Trip, Power, and Beta Test. Other television series include Love Monkey, House of LIes, Waterfront, Hell’s Kitchen. Tate also featured in Ashanti’s music video for the song titled “Rain on Me”.
Net Worth: How Much is Larenz Tate Worth?
Larenz Tate has been active in the American entertainment industry for over two decades and has amassed a lot of wealth for himself. He is currently living a decent lifestyle with a net worth of $4.5 million. Tate earns his net worth from television series, movies, and his other endeavors.
Family: Brother, Wife, and Kids
Just like we aforementioned, Tate is the last of three siblings born to his parents Larry and Peggy Tate. His older brothers are no stranger when it comes to entertainment. Just like Larenz, they are also successful in their respective careers. Larron Tate is an actor-cum-producer, best known for his appearance in the movie titled Without A Pass and Across the Tracks. Lahmard Tate, on the other hand, is also an actor and writer, best known for brilliant performances in movies including X-Cell and Barbershop. The three siblings teamed up to form a production company called Tate Men Entertainment.
Taking a glimpse of his personal life, Tate is a married man and a father of three. He married an American actress and choreographer, Tomasina Parrott. Parrott is best known for her appearance in the 2004 romantic comedy series titled Along Came Molly. She has featured in several movies such as Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Starsky and Hutch.
Tate and Parrott met a long time ago and after few years of successful relationship, the duo got engaged in January 2005. They sealed their love with a nuptial bond on November 30, 2006. The wedding was attended by close friends and family members. Together they have three sons – Miles Xavier, born on July 29, 2006; Zander that was born on June 27, 2008, and Zion Tate that was born in 2013.
Larenz Tate and his wife Parrott has been experiencing a blissful married life. They have been married for over a decade and there’s no sign of a breakup yet.